The Australian Army from Whitlam to Howard by John Blaxland

By John Blaxland

The Australian military from Whitlam to Howard is the 1st severe exam of Australia's post-Vietnam army operations, spanning the 35 years among the election of Gough Whitlam and the defeat of John Howard. John Blaxland explores the 'casualty draw back' felt through political leaders following the struggle and the way this impacted next operations. He contends that the Australian Army's rehabilitation concerned universal person and collective education and reaffirmation of the Army's regimental and corps identities. He exhibits how the military regained its self belief to play best roles in East Timor, Bougainville and the Solomon Islands, and to give a contribution to wrestle operations additional afield. At a time whilst the Australian Army's destiny strategic function is the topic of a lot debate, and because the 'Asian Century' gathers velocity and dedication in Afghanistan attracts to an finish, this paintings is key examining for an individual attracted to figuring out the fashionable context of Australia's army land force.

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